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Thursday 29 January 2015 12:12 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

A fourth consecutive defeat in matches that Maidenhead RFC could easily have won has left head coach Allan Greene calling for some divine intervention.

Maids enjoyed the lion's share of possession and territory against a stubborn Trowbridge team at Braywick on Saturday, but could not convert pressure into points.

They were shut out in the second half after leading 14-8 at


16:30 Thu 22 Jan 2015
Football Maidenhead United's poor run of form continued this week with a disappointing defeat at home to Bishop's Stortford on Saturday. For this week's SportsTALK, Dan and Graeme reflect on the result, and ask where the
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10:00 Fri 16 Jan 2015
Allan Greene Despite seeing his team concede late tries to lose their third game in a row coach Allan Greene says the side aren't far from where they want to be. Maids were leading Towcestrians 17-13 with
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17:00 Thu 08 Jan 2015
James Smith (headband) As a former loosehead prop forward, Allan Greene loves a good scrum. He also knows their value when one team has the advantage in this aspect of the game as he believes his Maidenhead side
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17:25 Sat 17 Jan 2015
Myke Parrott Maidenhead 14, Trowbridge 26 Maidenhead's dominance in possession and territory counted for little as Trowbridge clinically took their chances to win a watchable contest at Braywick. In what has become a recurring theme, Maids were
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16:30 Thu 15 Jan 2015
MUFC Maidenhead United may have crashed out of the FA Trophy but boss Johnson Hippolyte is staying positive. This week's SportsTALK features an interview with Drax, in which he hits out at the negativity of some
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16:30 Thu 08 Jan 2015
SportsTALK SportsTALK is back after the Christmas break with all the latest news from our local football and rugby teams. We take a look at the fortunes of Maidenhead United over the festive period, which saw
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09:50 Mon 22 Dec 2014
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag - Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider - to offer one reader four tickets to the Wasps v Sale Sharks clash on Sunday, January 4 at
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09:33 Tue 20 Jan 2015
Ben Franks. London Irish have signed World Cup winner Ben Franks on a three-year deal. Franks, who has 42 caps for the All Blacks, made his international debut in 2008 and was part of the 2011 World
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18:16 Wed 21 Jan 2015
rugby Memories of past mistakes will be put to the back of players minds on Saturday when Marlow RFC meet Buckingham RFC in the final of the Bucks Cup. Following a disappointing performance at the weekend
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10:45 Tue 28 Oct 2014
Thames Valley Police Rugby Thames Valley Police Rugby will play their first cup fixture against Sussex Police at Maidenhead RFC's Braywick Ground tomorrow (Wednesday) (5.30pm kick-off). The force's rugby section has been in the doldrums in recent years
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com